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05-16-2017 07:03 AM
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  1. meattray's Avatar
    Hmm I see what both of you are talking about now. This is a bummer because it would really change your forum experience. :(
    Yeah definitely a real bummer. Would have been nice to have for sure.
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    04-08-2017 11:42 PM
  2. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    I also had to decide between the 950XL and the 1520, for me the build quality was the deciding factor, the 1520 is simply superb build wise whereas the 950 XL is a bit mediocre and plasticky, but it does have USB OTG and will be getting the CU, some doubt as to whether the 1520 will, nothing confirmed yet though. Edge eats a lots of battery especially if sync is active, I killed background sync for Edge, theme, etc, as it does impact battery...
    Last edited by JCDiederiks; 04-10-2017 at 07:47 AM.
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    04-10-2017 07:37 AM
  3. meattray's Avatar
    So been using off and on for a few days and I'm not sure on the device. The camera is nice, the build quality feels sturdy and if there were still the mtalk app to access the forums I would probably be more sold. I don't require a lot of apps and can use the browser for the majority but this seemed to eat the battery like crazy when using edge for an extended period of time.

    It's a nice phone but the size makes it so I'm unlikely to carry as a secondary device as I still require a separate device for a few apps I use on a day to day basis.
    04-12-2017 04:24 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well, that's too bad, meattray. I'm mulling over what to do with my 1520 as well. It's just such a nice looking and feeling phone. I hate to let it go, but it's just not getting used.
    I don't know what's up with mTalk, though. I have it on my 1520. Have you gone into your list of owned apps in the store? Sorry if that's already been mentioned. That's where I downloaded it from to my 1520.
    04-12-2017 06:57 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Guys...

    IMHO, the 1520 is past it's time as a daily driver. But it can and should live on as a special purpose device.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...-new-post.html
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    04-12-2017 09:02 PM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    I never had mtalk before so it's not in my list. :( honestly too bad as its a fun device
    04-12-2017 09:10 PM
  7. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I also recently upgraded to a brand-new 1520 from my 640 XL and I couldn't be happier with my new phone!

    Bigger and better screen, the phone is faster at every task I've thrown at it and getting the CU on slow ring seems to have made the phone even and more stable than it was.

    I no longer get that weird freezing while playing games (even older games like NBA Jam and Temple Run 2) that the 640 XL gave me and the camera takes great pictures!!

    I don't use Facebook, but the Twitter app works great. I also use the Wallet app for all my loyalty cards and pinned a few websites to my start screen using "pin it" so that they look like actual apps.
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    04-13-2017 07:47 AM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    I also recently upgraded to a brand-new 1520 from my 640 XL and I couldn't be happier with my new phone!

    Bigger and better screen, the phone is faster at every task I've thrown at it and getting the CU on slow ring seems to have made the phone even and more stable than it was.

    I no longer get that weird freezing while playing games (even older games like NBA Jam and Temple Run 2) that the 640 XL gave me and the camera takes great pictures!!

    I don't use Facebook, but the Twitter app works great. I also use the Wallet app for all my loyalty cards and pinned a few websites to my start screen using "pin it" so that they look like actual apps.
    How do you find the battery drain when using Edge?
    04-13-2017 09:03 AM
  9. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    So far on the CU, it has been better than the 640 XL was. I watch videos on Fite.tv and YouTube and it drains no faster than Netflix or Hulu do.
    04-13-2017 09:24 AM
  10. bonko's Avatar
    HI there, new to these forums.. not sure where to ask, so plz forgive in advance.
    I am really curious to try out a windows phone but cant decide between the 1520 and the 950 xl. recommendation? also am in Canada and the only place where I can buy is ebay or amazon.. recommendations? please and thank you...
    I would suggest you try a 950XL. My main reason is that the 1520, while being a great phone - I have two of them - is getting physically old and parts might be wearing out - yes, electronic parts do wear out.

    My first 1520 - its internal microphone stopped working, and I could only use it as a speakerphone, so I got another one last year. Now that display has some very fine vertical lines running from the top to the bottom. Phone works, but the display does not look good.

    Other than that, the phones are truly wonderful, and I find them much better for my needs as compared to Android - I bought a Samsung S7 and stopped using it, or an iPhone with its antiquated ten-year old user-interface.
    04-13-2017 11:31 AM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    So I said I wasn't going to use this...but I'm back on it. I'll update some more over this weekend with how things go.
    04-13-2017 04:29 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So I said I wasn't going to use this...but I'm back on it. I'll update some more over this weekend with how things go.
    LOL that 1520 is hard to quit.
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    04-13-2017 04:37 PM
  13. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Ha ha. It is, indeed. 😁
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    04-13-2017 08:51 PM
  14. meattray's Avatar
    Curious what kind of battery life you guys get or any tweaks you make? Things I've read stated this got great battery and granted I haven't had it up and running long so not sure if things need to sync and take a bit or what but curious to hear of others usage.
    04-13-2017 09:26 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm one of the lucky ones. My yellow beast so has excellent battery life. I take it off the charger at 5 am. Use it throughout the day. I'm not a hardcore user, but I do constantly check emails, reply to various texts, listen to music on my commutes, etc. No gaming. When I go to bed at around 10:30 or so, I still have around 35% left. Not awesome. But not bad for such an old phone.
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    04-13-2017 09:57 PM
  16. meattray's Avatar
    I'm one of the lucky ones. My yellow beast so has excellent battery life. I take it off the charger at 5 am. Use it throughout the day. I'm not a hardcore user, but I do constantly check emails, reply to various texts, listen to music on my commutes, etc. No gaming. When I go to bed at around 10:30 or so, I still have around 35% left. Not awesome. But not bad for such an old phone.
    And was it that way from the start? Have you tweaked any settings or just run out of the box?
    04-13-2017 09:59 PM
  17. meattray's Avatar
    Hoping to do some more looking into the camera during this long weekend. I hope to get a few nice shots I can show you guys.
    04-13-2017 10:25 PM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Curious what kind of battery life you guys get or any tweaks you make?
    W10M is weird. It takes a few days to "settle in" before you can see what your battery stamina will really be. If you haven't driven the phone daily for a week you may actually see it suddenly come into its own battery wise.
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    04-14-2017 05:39 AM
  19. meattray's Avatar
    Very good. We'll see how it goes. It was always similar with BB10 as well. Took a couple of days to settle.
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    04-14-2017 08:10 AM
  20. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    And was it that way from the start? Have you tweaked any settings or just run out of the box?
    I don't remember actual battery life numbers from my original 1520s running WP8/8.1, so I can't compare what I'm getting now to what I was getting then. As far as my current one, I didn't do any tweaks. Just running out of the box after upgrading to W10M. Well, I did hurry and install the Creator's Update via the Insiders Program a few days ago before support is officially pulled. I've been using it on and off for the past three weeks. I think RumoredNow is correct, though. I might need to use it as my daily for a number of consecutive days in order to get a more realistic battery life assessment. Using it ever other day or once every couple of days probably isn't a thorough enough field test.
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    04-14-2017 09:01 AM
  21. meattray's Avatar
    That's exactly it. I haven't really been dedicated to it as my main driver yet but i am a pretty heavy user and just haven't found it being able to meet my daily demands (plus miss my fast charging)
    04-14-2017 09:33 AM
  22. meattray's Avatar
    Any app recommendations? What should I throw on here?
    04-14-2017 09:47 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Start shooting JPG + DNG.

    Get Rawer, Camera360 Sight, ProShot and whatever other camera app and editors you want. Fantasia Painter gets high marks from users, though I haven't touched it often. Hyperlapse for video... Load up on that stuff and snap away.

    Fotor on desktop will convert your DNG to JPG as well as Rawer on the phone when you post process.

    @meattray, hurry - Polarr Pro is on sale again in the Store. Great post process editor for PC.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=-qxNWck-
    04-14-2017 10:09 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Any app recommendations? What should I throw on here?
    What do you use? I love AudioCloud for SoundCloud. If you use your phones as an alarm, realarm is pretty cool.
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    04-14-2017 10:46 AM
  25. meattray's Avatar
    I honestly don't seem to ever end up with a ton of apps I keep or use. I just like to test them out and see if any end up making the list.
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    04-14-2017 10:54 AM
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